Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission over the conduct of the governorship election in the state.
The governor said this shortly after casting his vote at his Agassa country home in ward 001. Bello was accompanied to the polling station by his wife, Amina Bello, who also cast her vote at the polling booth. He expressed satisfaction with INEC for the conduct of the exercise. Bello is the governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election and is seeking re-election into the office he occupied since 2015.
Bello had on Thursday said that he is confident that he will be re-elected as the governor of the state. He said, on the 17th of November when the president will be returning from his private visit from London, we want him to come and witness new dawn that his son has been re-elected in Kogi State.
“We came and met Kogi State heavily divided a lot of ethnic issues but today it is a thing of the past. We were able to unite Kogi State, no more ethnic agenda, what we have is the Kogi agenda.
“Anybody that is planning any ethnic agenda or those that brought us to where we are and we are trying to get out of it. Ethnicity and ethnic agenda are what brought Nigeria to its knees and Mr. President is pulling that out of the woods”.
Also present at the rally was the wife of the President Aisha Buhari, wife of Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.